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Best Italian Food In Fort Lauderdale

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
954-462-5555      Map     Menu     Menu 2      top

Coal fired pizza ovens were first used in the early 1900's. The "old world" art of cooking with coal is preserved at Anthony's where our 800 degree oven cooks a pizza in just 4 minutes, charring the thin crust to perfection. As the slogan goes here... "Our pizza is well done."

Today, customers are as likely to order the restaurant's coal-oven-roasted chicken wings topped with carmelized onions, crispy, not greasy, or signature Italian-style salad, along with their favorite pizza.

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza - Cooked In 800 Degree Coal Burning Ovens

Also in Pompano Beach, in the old Pizza Hut location
at 1203 S. Federal Hwy. 954-942-5550

Anthony's Runway 84
954-467-8484      Map      top

A local favorite for Southern Italian specialties. Runway 84 has a full liquor bar and a lounge designed like the inside of an airplane. Sauce is always abundant in most all dishes as their signature "Italian Sunday Feast", which, as its name indicates, is a lot to eat. Pasta is always cooked al dente. Fine Italian and American wines are offered in a large variety.

Big Louie's
954-467-1166      Map     Menu      top

Family Pizzeria and Italian restaurant. Large portions of Spaghetti, Ziti, Linguine, Lasagna, Manicotti, Eggplant Parmigiana and custom made pizzas are among the daily offerings.

Big Louie's on East Sunrise Blvd.

Bistro Mezzaluna
954-522-6620      Map     Menu      top

Bistro Mezzaluna offers it's clientele a classic Italian bistro experience complimented by chef Michael Siegel's daily culinary offerings. Pasted cooked al-dente and chicken slow roasted to perfection.

If tender, milk fed veal is your dish, then Mezzaluna's award willing Veal Chop will knock your socks off. Huge, at 16 ounces, fork-tender, garlic kissed and succulent, it melts in your mouth like a fine fillet.

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Bova Prime

CLOSED: Bova Prime is the culmination of my family’s 30 years of dedication to the hospitality field. As a prime steak house, only the best dry and wet aged meats, designated PRIME by the USDA, are selected for our menu offerings.

My family’s Italian heritage, as you will see, also has a strong influence in makeup of our menu. My wife Laurie and I have carefully considered every aspect of your dining experience.

Our undying commitment to bring you the freshest ingredients for every dish we serve by sourcing locally for the finest produce and freshest fish, combined with our willingness to search the four corners of the Earth to find the best cheeses, seafood, meats and specialty items is evident in every dish.

Bova Prime - Serving USDA Prime Steaks On E. Las Olas Blvd.

Bravo Italiano Ristorante
954-523-9441      Map     Menu     Menu 2      top

"Bravo" is what locals have been saying about this upscale Italian hotspot for over 15 years. friendly service, brick walls and rustic lighting leave you with the feeling of your favorite trattoria in Italy. Bravo is appropriate for a range of occasions, from business lunches to romantic dinners.

The extensive menu features innovative pasta dishes, prime veal and ocean-fresh seafood. The thin-crust grilled pizza and the 26 ounce Osso Bucco are exceptional and all entrees are accompanied by a garden salad or a delicious housemade soup.

The full liquor bar is complemented by a large, well-rounded wine list with 49 wines available by the glass. After dinner save room to choose from an assortment of luscious desserts.

Bravo Italiano Ristorante on 17th Street Causeway

Café Europa Trattoria
954-763-6600      Map      top

The Best Value on Las Olas. Have a cup of coffee or a complete meal. Sit inside or outside. Please note that our current location is closed pending our relocation to our new address at 910 E. Las Olas Blvd. We will be open later in June of 2010 - Thank You!

Cafe Europa on Las Olas - Cafe De Paris in the background

Café Italia
954-561-3900      Map     Menu      top

Located on the ground floor in an office building on US1, this unassuming restaurant is actually a very good Italian restaurant with moderate prices.

Cafe Italia Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale is one of the most authentic, if not the most, restaurant in the Tri-County Area. Voted one of the Top 500 restaurants in all of Florida Golden Spoon Awards, Cafe Italia does what it does best, serve authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of Fort Lauderdale.

If you like Veal Saltimbocca or Ossobuco we look forward to meeting you.

Cafe Italia on US1

Dinner Coupon - Cafe Italia Managers Special

Cafe Martorano
954-561-2554      Map     Menu      top

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If you expect to find fancy, eclectic, novelle cuisine at Cafe Martorano, then you've got the wrong restaurant. What you get when you dine at Cafe Martorano is simple, old school Italian cooking, using the best ingredients.

There is no menu, chef Steve Martorano prepares his daily specials from his open style kitchen. Martorano does not accept reservations so a wait is not unexpected, but a very worthwhile wait it is.

For those who just can't wait, pick up Cafe Martorano Spaghetti Sauce at Publix and boil some water.

Cafe Verdi - Downtown
954-522-1230      Map     Menu      top

In 2004, Cafe Verdi opened its doors to downtown Fort Lauderdale looking to cater to the business crowd with a new concept of Italian Restaurant. Since then it has grown to be one of the busiest and most respectable restaurants in the downtown area.

In the same year we started our renowned Catering service, working with many of the nearby businesses. Catering from conventions to Christmas parties and weddings, we have established a reputation for quality food at reasonable prices.

Cafe Verdi - Downtown

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Cafe Vico
954-565-9681      Map     Menu      top

A classic case of you can't tell a book by its cover, you need come in and look around. A spectacular decorated classical Italian restaurant with food to match.

To start, share an real Italian Antipasto for Two; Real fresh buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto di Parma, salami, sopresata, tomatoes, roasted peppers, parmigiano reggiano cheese, olives, marinated vegetables and more.

For a main course; Pasta Fresca (Home Made Pasta) add Chef-owner Mike McDonnell's Vitello Picatta con Alcatofra; Veal scaloppine with white wine, lemon, capers, and artichoke hearts, and you have a wonderful dinner for two.

Cafe Vico Italian Restaurant on US1

Italian desserts await you
and you will not be disappointed.

Carrabba's Italian Grill
954-782-2688      Map     Menu      top

Ciao and welcome to Carrabba's where you can enjoy a casual dinner in a warm, festive atmosphere. Discover a variety of fresh, handmade Italian dishes cooked to order in our lively exhibition kitchen.

Join us any night for our house specialties including crispy calamari, chicken marsala, mussels, tender filet, unique pasta dishes and handmade pizzas baked in our wood-burning oven.

For our "bambini" (younger guests) we offer a special menu including pasta, chicken fingers and kid-size pizzas.

Carabba's Italian Grill on US1 in Pompano Beach

Children are always welcome at our house!

Casa D'Angelo Ristorante
954-564-1234      Map     Menu      top

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Noted for top quality Italian Food. Located on Federal Highway Near Sunrise Blvd. With the option to sit outside on the patio, thick hedges separate the tables from the parking area. We recommend the oven roasted polenta appetizer.

For pasta lovers, there is the penne with prosciutto and basil in a spicy tomato sauce, great homemade ravioli and Chef Angelo's special lasagna.

Favorites include their free range chicken dishes, marinated grilled veal chop with sautéed wild mushrooms in a fresh rosemary sauce.

Casa D'Angelo Italian Restaurant on US1

Zabaglione makes for a lite but luscious dessert.

Da Campo Osteria by Todd English
954-226-5002      Map     Menu      top

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da Campo Osteria by Todd English is located inside the il Lugano Hotel and Residences on the Intracoastal Waterway. Created by internationally renowned chef and restauranteur, Todd English, da Campo Osteria is a celebration of regional Italian cuisine. With an emphasis on seasonality and the freshest of ingredients, the menu features signature handmade pastas, wood-grilled flatbreads and wonderful entrees from the land and sea.

Da Campo Osteria by Todd English

Franco & Vinny's - Pizza Shack
954-564-9522      Map      Directions      top

Known to locals since the early 70's. Don't be fooled by the name. Franco and Vinny serve a complete Italian menu in a casual, but recently remodeled, beach location on Sunrise Blvd.

H2O Cafe
954-414-1024      Map     Menu      top

A beach side art deco cafe historically renovated originally built in 1937 as the Lauderdale beach hotel. Lustrous, breezy, romantic atmosphere with breath taking view of the Atlantic Ocean - accompanied by an Italian influenced modern cuisine.

There are 85 items on our menu to choose from appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas, chicken, fish, steak. We also offer a selection of chef created daily specials.

Our cafe has a diverse collection of wines and as well as a full liquor bar with drinks such as mango mojitos to frozen margaritas.

H2O Cafe Across From The Ocean On Fort Lauderdale Beach

il Mulino
954-524-1800      Map     Menu      top

Located at the intersection of East Sunrise Blvd. & US1 next to the Gateway Theater (and Canyon), il Mulino serves freshly made Pizza and Italian food at very reasonable prices.

il Mulino Kitchen

Kitchenetta Trattoria Tipica
954-567-3333      Map      top

Welcome to kitchenetta, the newest concept in affordable gourmet food. kitchenetta offers both classic and contemporary gourmet Italian and Mediterranean food in an environment and price category that is comfortable and affordable to everyone.

Kitchenetta Italian Restaurant on US1

La Veranda Italian Restaurant
954-943-7390      Map      top

An Italian restaurant with the ambiance of a large Italian house. La Veranda offers indoor section or sit outdoors in the courtyard.

954-764-5510      Map     Menu     Menu 2      top

Are you in search of the perfect meal, do you want the option of dining indoors or on the boulevard? Mancini's offers authentic Italian food with regional Tuscan influence together with impeccable service and Las Olas class atmosphere.

Jack Mancini confesses, "I'm a frustrated chef," which reveals the reason behind his desire to open a restaurant. "I love food, I love to eat and I love cooking," says Mancini, "I am one of those people who live to eat."

According to Jack it was essential that the food in his restaurant was nothing short of sensational, tasty portions that were satisfying. The lighting had to be just right, and the music in harmony with everything else all of which combine to create the perfect ambiance.

Mancini's Tuscan Style Italian Restaurant

Marcella's Restaurant - Pembroke Pines
954-954-433-1522      Map     Menu      top

We invite you to ignore the ordinary and awaken your senses with our mouth-watering pizzas and freshly baked breads. From our family to your table, our ingredients are made from scratch, using only the finest ingredients and years of crafted experience.

Marcella’s Italian Restaurant is a family, locally owned restaurant focused on delighting every guest with a genuine Italian dining experience. We are proud to serve fresh, simple, delicious Italian food and pizza, complemented by our fine wine collection, served in a comfortable, home-like Italian setting, where everyone is welcome and treated like family.

Whether you are meeting for business, gathering for a family meal, finding a table for one, or looking for a romantic escape, you’re sure to have a great night with us.

Marcella's Restaurant and Pizzeria - Pembroke Pines

New River Pizza - Delivery or Dine-In
954-618-7000       Map     Menu      top

At New River, We’re not just Pizza! We’re serving up Great Pasta, Stromboli, Calzone, Salads, Appetizers such as Shrimp, Calamari, or Tuna, Hot & Cold Subs, Soups, Burgers, Wraps & Paninis.

Also Dinner entrees like Salmon, Mahi Mahi, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Veal Francese or Veal Picatta. All of our food is prepared fresh from scatch & delivered piping hot to your door!!! “Buon Appetito ”

Just a few blocks south of the Tunnel on South Federal Highway, Catering Available.

New River Pizza Great Food To Go On South Federal Hwy.

New York Strip Steakhouse & Cabaret
954-545-1313      Map     Menu      top

Welcome to the "Capri" Italian Steakhouse at New York Strip. Our menu has many signature dishes inspired by my Southern Italian heritage.

All of our meats are USDA Prime and all of our pasta dishes are authentic family recipes that come from the heart and soul directly to your table! Be sure to say "Hi!" when you dine with us.

NY Strip Steakhouse & Cabaret - Pompano Beach

Salute & Buon Appetito!
Chef Johnny "Capri" Rovito.

Nick's Italian Restaurant
954-563-6441      Map     Menu      top

Welcome to the newly remodeled Nick's Italian Restaurant! Since 1974, Nick's serves authentic, mouth watering Italian dishes - appetizers, pastas, pizzas, subs, seafood, steaks, veal and poultry to discerning Galt Ocean Mile customers until 4:00 a.m. and features live entertainment on the weekends.

Guests may take advantage of our Early Bird Dinners seven days a week until 6:00 p.m. Fun for the Whole Family, Nick's warm family-friendly atmosphere allows kids to create their own pizza masterpieces with Nick's "Build Your Own Pizza," which they assemble.

Come enjoy live music and dancing at Nick's Upstairs, where ensembles and soloists perform a variety of old-time favorites and contemporary tunes.

Nick's Italian Restaurant on the Beach. Try a sampling of our delicious menu, Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Mussels Fra Diavolo, Nick's Pescatore, New York Strip Steak, Penne Pomodoro, Chicken Marsala, Linguini & Marinara Sauce and Italian Pizza

Olive Garden
954-776-3341      Map     Menu      top

Family Italian restaurant located on US1 same parent company as the Red Lobster and Smokey Bones.

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant o US1

Pa' DeGennaro's
954-351-0310      Map     Menu      top

Welcome to Pa' DeGennaro's. Nightly, Executive Chef Mennan Tekeli's culinary skills produce such mouthwatering dishes as our Bruschetta Trio Appetizer; 1) Garlic roasted shrimp, wild mushroom tapanade, fresh herbs, 2) Buffalo Mozzarella, tomato, basil, extra virgin olive oil, 3) Parma prosciutto, arugula, reggiano parmigiano.

Entrees include Roast Long Island Duckling and Veal Chop Milanese. All entrees are prepared to order. For dessert, we recommend our rich Creme Brulee served with assorted seasonal berries.

We have a full bar and Cocktails begin promptly at 5 p.m.

Pa' DeGennaro's - Cedar Plank Salmon baked with light citrus mustard glaze, aromatic basmati rice pilaf, steamed pencil asparagus, sun-dried tomato-lemon sauce.

Primati Brothers Pizza & Grill
954-565-0605      Map     Menu      top

Primanti Brothers Restaurant Est. 1934 — A Pittsburgh Tradition for over 60 Years Now also on the beach in Fort Lauderdale.

Over the past sixty-odd years Primanti's has grown from a simple late-night diner to an acknowledged Pittsburgh Institution.

Primanti's Sandwich - A big hunk of grilled meat and chilly cole slaw and hot fried egg and fresh tomato and crisp French fries between two slabs of chewy Italian bread that you could hardly fit into your mouth.

Primati Brothers Pizza & Grill - Stacked Sandwich

Primavera Restaurant
954-564-6363      Map     Menu      top

The Northern Italian cuisine at Primavera is influenced with a style that blends the traditional dishes with a creative twist. The menu at Primavera offers a dining experience that is unique and innovative.

Well described Italian dishes are supplemented daily with specialty items. Antipasto trays, homemade pastas, and desserts, combined with a very romantic and comfortable setting, attentive service, and an impressive wine list are the trademarks of Primavera that keep patrons returning.

Intimate Bar at Primavera Restaurant in Oakland Park

Rino's Tuscan Grill
954-766-8700      Map      top

The flavors of Northern Italy are married with the ambiance of Las Olas at Rino's Tuscan Grill. But food that tastes good should also be properly presented to the table and Rino's excels at food presentation and service. 

Rino serves innovative Tuscan cuisine made with fresh mozzarella and other fresh organic ingredients. The dining atmosphere is intimate inside or cozy on the patio overlooking the water.

In the "Best Newcomer" category, Zagat recognized Broward County's top new restaurants Seasons 52 and Rino's Tuscan Grill.

Romantico Ristorante
954-946-9100      Map      top

Welcome to Our Authentic Italian Restaurant, Fine Dining, Romantic Music, Pasta, Seafood, Wine. Would you like to experience the traditional flavors of Italian pasta and culinary delights?

Do you need a wonderful fine dining experience to celebrate a special occasion? Romantico Ristorante is exactly what you're looking for.

With years of experience, the talented chefs at Romantico Ristorante Italian restaurant pride themselves in their traditional recipes and delicious dishes, all this to produce the delicious Italian food you love.

Serafino Waterfront Bistro
954-463-2566      Map     Menu      top

Have Sunday Brunch on Middle River or a romantic dinner by candlelight in Victoria Park. Serafino features a seasonal Continental menu featuring seafood and Mediterranean dishes like Paella, Italian pizza and pasta served along with fresh caught Florida snapper.

Serafino Waterfront Bistro on Middle River

Solita Las Olas
954-357-2616      Map     Menu      top

SoLita -"South of Little Italy"- brings you back home to family traditions with a fusion of modern ambience. Our menu will bring you to a place where home-cooked Italian recipes have been passed down for generations.

We splurge on only the freshest and finest hand-picked ingredients making our families dishes nothing less than delicious. Our love for food, family and friends has inspired a dining experience you can only get in our "home".

Solita Las Olas - Fine Italian Cuisine

SoLita -"South of Little Italy"

Tarantella Ristorante - Weston Town Mall
954-349-3004      Map      top

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Decorated in colorful Sicilian ceramic tiles, Tarantella offers a casual and fun atmosphere not only for diners, but for private parties as well. At Tarantella, we bake our breads and desserts daily. Our hearty country Italian cuisine is the reason we are voted "Best Italian Restaurant" in Weston year after year.

Affordable lunch menus, gourmet size pizzas, and innovative dinner specials, Tarantella has something for everyone. We have patio seating for those who choose to enjoy the view of the beautiful Weston Town Center.

We offer private party rooms for small and medium sized get get-togethers. Baby and bridal showers, wedding rehearsal dinners, corporate events, bar & bat mitzvahs are only a few of the private parties that we host .

Whether a lite lunch or a full dinner is what you need, Tarantella's friendly staff is ready to serve you.

Timpano Chophouse and Martini Bar
954-462-9119      Map     Menu      top

Come enjoy our warm & relaxing atmosphere, Italian cuisine, as jazz & swing bands provide the evenings entertainment. It's all about rare steaks, fresh made pasta, tall Martini's and swank scenery.

Reminiscent of the classic restaurants and clubs of Chicago and New York, Timpano revives the big city dining experience with big flavor steaks, chops and pasta matched by full-bodied red wines in a sophisticated chophouse setting.

Intimate Dining at Timpano Chophouse and Martini Bar on Las Olas
Private dining rooms are available.

Valentino's Cucina Italiana
954-523-5767      Map     Menu      top

If you have been searching for the most succulent authentic Italian restaurant set in a uniquely inviting, and elegant atmosphere, well look no more. Valentino’s Cucina Italiana is prepared to transport you to the Heart of authentic Italian food.

Chef Giovanni Rocchio has cultivated a place worthy of only your dearest friends. From beginning to end, a Valentino’s meal is a delectable journey through fine Italian cuisine.

The food, the atmosphere, the excellent service and that warm feeling you get when all your senses have been satisfied, these are the gifts of a meal shared here.

An unforgettable dining experience awaits you at Valentino's. Reservations are highly recommended.

Valentino's Cucina Italiana on US1

Via Luna at the Ritz Carlton
954-302-6460      Map     Menu      top

Located in the Ritz Carlton Resort, Via Luna’s breathtaking views coupled with simple, yet surprising Italian cuisine, is the perfect location to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner inside or al fresco while taking in the sights and sounds of the shimmering Atlantic. A small private dining room is available seating up to eight guests.

Via Luna Italian Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton

Zuckerellos Restaurant & Fish Co.
954-776-4282      Map     Menu      top

Family style Italian food just off the beach. Eat in a sit-down restaurant for just a bit more than you would to pay for pizza delivery, excellent specialty dishes featuring fresh seafood and a full bar.

Zuckerellos Restaurant & Fish Co. on E. Commercial Blvd.




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